The international software manufacturer COPA-DATA expands its sales network. The SOLUTION SISTEMAS corporation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and PETROLEC in Hanoi, Vietnam are taking over the national distribution of the automation software zenon. Industry projects based on zenon are already running in both countries.
“The expansion of our sales activities in Brazil and Vietnam is a logical step. Both countries have great potential in the automation industry. And many of our internationally-oriented customers are already active in these countries. This has resulted in many exciting local projects. We are happy to have found these two local partners, are ambitious to support them and have full confidence in them”, says Thomas Punzenberger, COPA-DATA CEO.
The two new companies bring COPA-DATA's international sales network to increase to 17 distributors worldwide. Together with the eleven subsidiaries, COPA-DATA's software solutions are being sold in over 50 countries. The sales network is also supported by currently over 160 Partner companies of the COPA-DATA Partner Community.
The new distributor of zenon in Brazil: SOLUTION SISTEMAS
SOLUTION SISTEMAS has been active in Brazil since 1999 as specialist for software services and products. From their office in Belo Horizonte the employees look after solutions for companies in various industries, including energy and construction material production, automotive as well as food and beverage manufacturers. “In recent years we have gathered a great deal of knowledge in software use in PLCs, HMIs, SCADA and DCS. A focus for us is always design and usability as well as optimization of existing equipment. zenon fits in here perfectly. We know that in the Brazilian market there are many application fields that are ideal for zenon and we wish for zenon to play an important role in the industrial automation of our country”, explains Ricardo Nicolini, CEO of SOLUTION SISTEMAS.
The increasing demand for innovative automation solutions in Southeast Asia, in particular in Vietnam, led to the choice of Petro Electric Energy Joint Stock Company (PETROLEC) as the new local distributor. The office, located in the center of the capital of Vietnam, guarantees short distances to the largest energy companies in the country. The ten employees are continually working on offering the best solutions for SCADA systems. “We became aware of zenon last year. After we had evaluated the software in detail we were convinced that it is the most flexible and reliable product on the market”, explains Giang Nguyen Binh, CEO of PETROLEC. The company, which was founded in 2012, then used zenon as a SCADA system in over twenty 110 KV substations in the country. “In the future we will promote and sell zenon as the standard software solution for the automation of substation and control centers in Vietnam and South Asia”, adds Giang Nguyen Biinh.
PETROLEC_new_zenon_distributor_Vietnam: Thomas Punzenberger, CEO of COPA-DATA (left) and Thanh Pham Ngoc, chairman of the board at PETROLEC (right) are now joining forces to market zenon in Vietnam.
SOLUTION_SISTEMAS_new_zenon_distributor_Brazil: Ricardo Nicolini, CEO of SOLUTION SISTEMAS (right) receives the certificate as Distributor in Brazil from Thomas Punzenberger, CEO of COPA-DATA.
COPA-DATA is the technological leader for ergonomic and highly dynamic process solutions. The company, founded in 1987, develops the software zenon for HMI/SCADA, Dynamic Production Reporting and integrated PLC systems at its headquarters in Austria. zenon is sold through its own offices in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as partners and distributors throughout the world. Customers benefit from local contact persons and local support thanks to a decentralized corporate structure. As an independent company, COPA-DATA can act quickly and flexibly, continues to set new standards in functionality and ease of use and leads the market trends. Over 100,000 installed systems in more than 50 countries provide companies in the Food & Beverage, Energy & Infrastructure, Automotive and Pharmaceutical sectors with new scope for efficient automation.
zenon is COPA-DATA`s highly versatile product family for industry-specific ergonomic process solutions: from sensors through to ERP. It consists of zenon Analyzer, zenon Supervisor, zenon Operator and zenon Logic. zenon Analyzer provides templates to create tailor-made reports (e.g. on consumption, downtime, KPIs) based on data from IT and automation. zenon Supervisor, an independent SCADA system, allows comprehensive process monitoring and control of redundant systems, even in complex networks and with secure remote access. zenon Operator guarantees, as an HMI system, safe control of machines and simple, intuitive operation – including Multi-Touch. zenon Logic, which is an integrated IEC 61131-3-based PLC system, allows optimum process control and logical data processing. Being a platform-independent portfolio for process solutions, the zenon Product Family offers trouble-free integration into existing automation and IT environments. Wizards and templates not only assist in offering easy engineering, but also enable a smooth transition from other systems. The principle of "setting parameters instead of programming" is a characteristic feature of the zenon Product Family.